Karin Bishop Books

Karin Bishop

The Haight




San Francisco’s famous Haight-Ash­bury, 1967

Glo­ria Macken­zie, RN, deals with the flood of patients brought to the Haight-Ash­bury Free Clin­ic dur­ing The Sum­mer of Love. She’s a vet­er­an of life in the Haight, liv­ing with sev­er­al women and Free­Bear, their land­lord and lover, until that life is shak­en by a bleed­ing young boy appear­ing in the clinic.

It’s a time of new life, of new con­cepts, of new music; a time of tran­si­tion. Grace must deal with dan­ger­ous street drugs, a trans­gen­der child, a mur­der­ous cabal, and future epidemics—the new world dis­plac­ing the old—while try­ing to stay true to the con­cept of the hip­pie lifestyle.

The Haight is a time cap­sule, his­tor­i­cal­ly and social­ly accu­rate, with famous musi­cians min­gling with unknown street peo­ple as tourists stare while the world changes.

Here’s what readers have said about “The Haight”

It’s like a trip back to the six­tiesEqual parts peri­od piece and para­noid who­dun­nit, with clas­sic Bish­op charm … Karin puts a lot of research into what she writes … You get so involved with the char­ac­ters that you almost feel you are there with them … A riv­et­ing mys­tery and a gen­tle cau­tion­ary tale which res­onates to our con­tem­po­rary world … I could not put it down